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Capto

Date: 21st February 2020

Duration: 47:50

Show ref: SCOM0919

In this week's episode you learn about Capto, a versatile and feature-rich utility for capturing screenshots and recording screencasts.

Using Capto, you can capture an entire web page and catalog those screenshots right inside its built-in library. Taking screenshots of application menus, as well as floating panels is also very easy. Allison shows you the many screencasting features also available inside the application, including the ability to record your webcam along with your computer's desktop. After going through the many annotation tools available to enhance your captures, she wraps up with a look at exporting them.

Luminar 4 - Part 1

Date: 14th February 2020

Duration: 38:50

Show ref: SCOM0917

There are many photo management and editing applications on the market, including Adobe's Lightroom and Apple's Photos. When it comes to combining managing and editing images, it's important to look at the features that you value most so you can choose the application that is right for you.

Luminar 4 from Skylum is another entry into this market. It boasts some unique features that address some missing features in other applications. In this first of two episodes, Todd shows you how to get started with Luminar 4 including setup, how to import and organize your photos, as well as some of its basic editing features.

Microsoft To Do

Date: 7th February 2020

Duration: 40:14

Show ref: SCOM0915

In this video, Lee introduces a task management application that has recently undergone a change of ownership.

Formerly known as Wunderlist, Microsoft To Do is a cross-platform task management solution that allows you to make quick lists of tasks that require completion. You learn how to create tasks and lists, configure notifications, use attachments and notes, and collaborate with others. Lee also walks you through the configuration of Siri Shortcuts to add tasks to lists on the move. After switching to the Mac, he wraps up with a short section that shows how Outlook and To Do work together.

DEVONthink 3 - Part 3

Date: 24th January 2020

Duration: 49:05

Show ref: SCOM0911

DEVONthink is one of the most powerful database applications made for the Mac. In fact, some people have said this one application makes it worth getting a Mac just to run it!

In the third of this three-part foundation tutorial, Todd covers how to work with your data once it is inside DEVONthink. He then goes on to show how to use the powerful search AI to find the files you have in your database and some of the automation features that are new to version 3. From there he shows how to sync your databases with your other devices and ways you can get your information out of DEVONthink if you want to use it somewhere else.

Carbon Copy Cloner - Foundation

Date: 17th January 2020

Duration: 47:49

Show ref: SCOM0909

Carbon Copy Cloner is a modern, powerful and yet simple to use backup utility.

It includes the usual methods of cloning to an external drive on a schedule, but it also allows you to back up to another Mac, or even a disk image stored on network-attached storage.

If you want more advanced features, it can do things like power on your Mac to execute the clone, only clone on weekdays, run scripts before and after the clone, and much much more.

Tip - Capture Taps in iOS

Date: 14th January 2020

Duration: 08:14

Show ref: SCOM0908

A huge missing part of iOS has been the support for capturing taps and gestures system-wide. This has resulted in the need for manual annotation and animation, greatly increasing the effort and time needed to produce iOS screencasts.

With the newly introduced support for Bluetooth pointing devices in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, we are now able to capture taps and gestures during recording. In this tip video, Don gives you some pointers (excuse the pun) on how you can optimise this new mechanism for use in your own screen recordings.

Unibox Mail Client

Date: 10th January 2020

Duration: 41:21

Show ref: SCOM0907

In this tutorial, Rosemary walks you through Unibox, a modern email client for Mac and iOS.

Unibox's fresh approach groups your emails by sender rather than chronologically. Alongside many of the things you would expect of your mail program, it incorporates unique features. These include an attachment view which you can filter by type, a clever way to compose emails and keep track of your drafts in one window, as well as flexible swipe gestures on iOS so you can quickly process your inbox.

DEVONthink 3 - Part 2

Date: 13th December 2019

Duration: 44:23

Show ref: SCOM0899

DEVONthink is one of the most powerful database applications made for the Mac. In fact, some people have said this one application makes it worth getting a Mac just to run it!

In the second of this three-part foundation tutorial, Todd covers the many ways you can view your database and goes over setting up workspaces. He also shows you how to work with the rich metadata that you can assign to your files inside of DEVONthink, then goes over how you can use groups and tags as a way to organise the information inside your databases.

draw.io

Date: 6th December 2019

Duration: 46:02

Show ref: SCOM0897

draw.io is a fantastic diagramming app that runs either through your web browser or as a standalone desktop app. It's cross-platform and easy to use, but with a lot of depth. It also has great resources to get help. On top of all this, it's free and open source. The developers have their own enterprise business model incorporating draw.io, so they don't sell or store your data.

This week, Allison is your guide on a draw.io expedition, where you learn how you can use this app for various types of diagrams. She also shares a few real-world examples of her own.

ScreenFlow 9 Update

Date: 29th November 2019

Duration: 26:52

Show ref: SCOM0895

ScreenFlow is the ultimate video production tool for screencasting and is the core tool we use every day here at ScreenCastsOnline to record and edit our weekly shows. Since recording the ScreenFlow 8 Foundation course in early 2019, Telestream has released ScreenFlow 9, a major update to this amazing application.

In this update episode, Don walks you through all of the new features of version 9, which turns ScreenFlow from a niche screencast production tool to a fully-featured video recorder and non-linear editor, capable of tackling most video projects.

DEVONthink 3 - Part 1

Date: 22nd November 2019

Duration: 51:15

Show ref: SCOM0893

DEVONthink is one of the most powerful database applications made for the Mac. In fact, some people have said this one application makes it worth getting a Mac just to run it!

In this first of three foundation screencasts, Todd covers how to install and set up DEVONThink for the first time. He then walks you through all of the ways to get information into your databases. DEVONThink is a really rich application that has a plug-in for just about every type of information gathering you can think of, and some you may not have thought of!

Parallels Desktop 15 - Part 2

Date: 15th November 2019

Duration: 41:13

Show ref: SCOM0891

In the second episode of this two-part tutorial, Lee continues his exploration of Parallels Desktop 15, an application that allows you to run a variety of operating systems from the comfort of your Mac.

Here you learn how to configure your input devices, set up application shortcuts, as well as back up your virtual machines using various techniques. Customising your hardware options to optimise performance is also covered. Finally, Lee shows you how to install the latest beta of macOS Catalina as a virtual machine.

Tip - TrackMySubs

Date: 10th September 2019

Duration: 10:12

Show ref: SCOM0872

With the ever-increasing number of subscriptions for software, apps and services, TrackMySubs is a great way to keep on top of everything.

This week, Don shows you TrackMySubs' free plan which allows you to track up to 10 subscriptions to assess your costs as well as receive optional alerts when subscriptions are due. This allows you to decide if you want to proceed or cancel before the subscription payment is taken.

Ironically, TrackMySubs also offers a subscription service if you want to monitor more than 10 subscriptions. Depending on your situation, the potential savings you could make on your unused subscriptions could easily offset that cost!

Notion

Date: 6th September 2019

Duration: 40:10

Show ref: SCOM0871

In this episode, Don takes you through the basics of Notion, a fantastic cross-platform workspace environment. With Notion, you can create, share, and publish documentation, knowledge base articles, wikis, project schedules, databases, and much more.

Once you master the basic concepts of creating pages and sub-pages, it's easy to publish information to the web or share with individuals or teams. In a future episode, we will cover some of the more advanced aspects of Notion, as well as the iOS version. This initial episode focuses on getting you up and running.

Tip - MacRumors Buyer's Guide

Date: 27th August 2019

Duration: 04:44

Show ref: SCOM0868

Something different for this week.

Is now the right time? That's one of the issues to consider before buying Apple equipment. There's no point buying something if a newer version is on the way.

The MacRumors Buyer's Guide is a web-based service that uses history, knowledge, and a little bit of guesswork to determine when a new version of a product might be available. Armed with this information, you can make an educated determination for when is the right time to buy!

Zenkit - Part 2

Date: 23rd August 2019

Duration: 41:29

Show ref: SCOM0867

Zenkit is a web-based project management tool that also provides native applications for macOS and iOS.

In this episode, the second of our two-part series, Lee builds on the foundations laid in Part 1 and shows you how to deploy Zenkit in a team environment. Integration with third-party web services is also covered, as well as using Zenkit efficiently on iOS.

Tip - iWork for iOS Update

Date: 13th August 2019

Duration: 10:26

Show ref: SCOM0864

Apple is continuously improving Pages, Numbers and Keynote by adding in new features or adding back functionality that had been removed from the original versions several years ago.

In this tip video, Don takes a look at some of the common features implemented in the most recent iOS release, as well as some app-specific features.

Tip - iWork for Mac Update

Date: 31st July 2019

Duration: 09:23

Show ref: SCOM0860

Apple is continuously improving Pages, Numbers and Keynote by adding in new features or adding back functionality that had been removed from the original versions several years ago.

In this tip video, Don takes a look at some of the common features implemented in the most recent macOS release, as well as some of the new app-specific features.

Zenkit - Part 1

Date: 19th July 2019

Duration: 45:33

Show ref: SCOM0857

Zenkit is a web-based project management tool that also provides native applications for macOS and iOS.

In this episode, the first of a two-part series, Lee shows you how Zenkit handles project management using Workspaces and Collections. You learn how to create and modify collections using various field types depending on your needs, configure useful views for your data, as well as filtering and searching through your workspaces and collections.

Soulver 3 for macOS

Date: 28th June 2019

Duration: 32:02

Show ref: SCOM0851

Do you ever get tired of loading a full-blown spreadsheet application just to do a few simple calculations?

Soulver 3 is a small, highly effective and powerful mathematical notepad. It's perfect for working out simple (and some not-so-simple) calculations, conversions, and much more. Even better, you don't need to load Soulver each time you need to use it, you can take advantage of it via macOS System Service, a Command Line Interface (CLI), through Alfred, or even via Automator.

In this tutorial, Don takes you through the basic steps of using Soulver 3 and demonstrates the external integration with other apps and services.